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updated 04/21/2004 at 12:00 AM EDT

originally published 02/03/1998 12:00AM

Charles P. "Pete" Conrad, 69, one of NASA's pioneering astronauts and the third man to walk on the moon, Thursday, after a motorcycle accident near Ojai, Calif. As commander of the Apollo 12 mission in 1969, Conrad spent seven hours and 45 minutes on the lunar surface.

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